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Paying for School: Student Loans 101

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Aug 14, 2017 2:00:00 PM

In a few short weeks the 2017-2018 school year will be upon us. If you, or your student, is entering college, this year will be very different than the last twelve. Sure, you'll still need to pick out a book bag, stock up on supplies and try on some new jeans - but you may also be taking your first disbursement of a student loan. When used wisely, student loans are an effective way to cover college costs. Too often, we see young adults graduating from college buried by debt. This means that great new job they scored pays for debt rather than a new car. It also often means more time in mom's basement before they get their first place. If you want to go from dorm-life to independent life, get educated about more than just microbiology. The best way to manage your loans is to be educated about the terms of your loan and thoughtful about when and how much you borrow.

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Topics: College budget, College planning, student loans

The importance of prioritizing, tracking and rewarding yourself when budgeting

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Aug 4, 2017 3:05:08 PM

When you start looking for financial advice or any kind of advice, for that matter, experts will share their take on what’s “good” and what’s “bad.” In personal finance, there are some classifications that we can all agree on: Debt is bad. Emergency funds are good. Overdrawing your account is bad. Earning interest on your savings is good.

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Topics: Budgeting

Important security alert: Be aware of recent text message phishing scam

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Jul 28, 2017 6:37:52 PM


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Topics: Fraud, phishing, account safety

The benefits of identity theft protection

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Jul 25, 2017 11:59:13 AM

If you've been on the fence about investing in identity theft protection services, here's why this service is important and why you shouldn't hold off any longer. 

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Topics: Identity theft, Fraud, fraud protection, credit monitoring

Frugal ways to have fun on a budget this summer

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Jul 18, 2017 11:11:31 AM

Summer is a time of year jam-packed with adventure! However, between travel, summer childcare, and social activities, it can also be costly. Here are a few ways to enjoy your summer without breaking the budget:

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Topics: Save Money, Personal Finance, frugal

It’s time for a midyear financial check up

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Jul 13, 2017 10:26:50 AM

July 1 marked the halfway point of the year. As time swiftly passes, it’s easy to lose sight of the goals you set six months ago. Whether you made a commitment to save for a down payment on a home or eliminate a large sum of your debt, now is the perfect time to check in on your progress and create new goals if you’ve fallen behind.

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Saving is the first step in preparing to purchase a home

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Jun 19, 2017 2:08:02 PM

Deciding on whether or not to buy a home is a big decision. In fact, given the length of an average mortgage, it’s more than likely one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your life. With that, it’s important to be prepared when you do decide to purchase your first home and that starts with saving for a down payment.

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Topics: Home Loans, Mortgages, Savings, home buying

Four to-do's for effective bill paying

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Jun 15, 2017 1:16:24 PM

According to Forbes, the Federal Reserve recently estimated that nearly half of US households are unable to pay their credit card bills in full each month, and owe an average of more than $15,000, spread across an average of four credit cards.* Here are some tips from GreenPath to help you pay all of your bills on time.

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Topics: Budgeting, Finances, credit card, bill pay, bills

Upgrades are coming to Mobile Banking and e-Banking soon

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Jun 14, 2017 10:37:11 AM

Get ready for a modernized e-Banking and Mobile Banking experience! At the end of June, Mobile Banking and e-Banking will be upgraded to offer you an improved experience.

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Topics: mobile app, Mobile Banking, ebanking

It's a Money Thing: Living on your own

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Jun 8, 2017 11:25:18 AM

In deciding to move out and live on your own, there are many factors you should consider. From rent to living expenses, here's what you need to prepare for a move. 

 

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Topics: Budgeting, living expenses, Moving

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